In Loving Memory

Dear Further Shore friends, Our team was honored to serve Karen Vercoe in her valiant journey and transition. My thanks to her Further Shore team and to Hospice Compassus who provided her end of life care. Here is the obituary that appeared in Sunday, March 3rd Daily Sun paper.

Karen Leslie Vercoe, born November 23, 1956 died on January 15, 2013 after a brief struggle with a cancerous brain tumor. A kind and gentle soul, she gave her life to the care of children; first her own and then at Sechrist Elementary as a school nurse. Her career continued with the care of children when she transferred to Flagstaff Medical Center and became a charge nurse in the pediatric unit. Among her life accomplishments were two wonderful children; a son, Alex and a daughter, Amanda Iris. She loved the beach and was an avid scuba diver. Despite the tragedy of the diagnosis, she and her family were deeply moved by the outpouring of love and support from this community. There are many who will feel loss of her passing. The memorial, a celebration of her life, will be held on April 21st, 2013 from 10am-2pm at Joanie Abbott’s property in Flagstaff, AZ: 1751 S River Valley Rd. All are welcome. Please bring a dish of food. Car-pooling is preferred. RSVP: 928-607-0815.

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